After checking out a new (and adorable) shop in my hood earlier this week, I’ve become re-obsessed with stud earrings. Any one of these pairs would be perfect for daily wear while still remaining unique, particularly more than my functional–but kind of lame–pearl posts. My biggest problem with actually pulling the trigger on a pair is that I can never choose which one I like the most! Tell us: which do you like best?
I am so happy I stumbled upon Nicole Porter’s Etsy shop this afternoon.
It’s been a particularly dreary Tuesday (I actually like them less than Mondays) and days after birthdays are sometimes tough! Also, I’ve realized I can’t actually truthfully sing this song anymore and I’m a little bummed.
So this burst of bright color and fun was really needed. Here’s a few of my favorite modern and neon (!!) pieces that are brightening up my day.
Also, the countdown continues… I head home in just five days!! Hope the week goes quickly for all of us, xo
Happy Monday friends! As you might have known, today is my birthday (thanks to my lovely seester Jess for such a sweet post earlier today). Herself and my wonderful mom sent me gorgeous flowers at work, so I’m so thankful to have such a loving family… thanks again guys!
Over the next few days I’m crazy busy at work, so I’m delighted I had a pretty low-key weekend, checking out a few places near my current apartment before I move next month, and had a really nice time. The final countdown is also on for me heading home (6 days!!) and it couldn’t be any closer.
Also, apologies for the mixup on Friday… I somehow forgot what week it was or what day it was but anyway – we have a nice little photo finish for Monday instead :) I found some lemon-lime trees in the park the other day and thought it’d make a perfect color palette, fitting clothing/items that I wouldn’t always choose!
Anyway – hope you had a wonderful weekend and stay tuned for next week, when Jess and I roll out some unique gift guides if you’re stuck for ideas for the holiday shopping!
Happy Monday, folks! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was filled with all kind of fun, highlighted by a trip to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar for some holiday shopping. I went on Friday and loved all the food, booze and vendors the bazaar had to offer (having great company didn’t hurt, either). A few of my favorite spots:
- Dempsey and Gazelle–great clothes with a brick & mortar shop in Williamsburg
- We See Stars–beautiful jewelry at reasonable prices
- Nomad Truck–yes, I did buy myself a top at half price when I was meant to be Christmas shopping. Judge away.
- La Newyorkina–yummy treats with a Mexican kick
- Arancini Bros–oh my word, are their rice balls good
- Oaxaca Taqueria–some of our favorite tacos in Brooklyn
Now I’m sure you’re wondering why the pictures in this post are an homage to our dear Lucy instead of shots from the weekend, but in case you didn’t know: my little seester is 23 years old today! On behalf of all of your favorite people, I want to wish you the happiest of birthdays, Luce. We are all so proud of you–from building up a nice little life in Ireland to being brave enough to hold a tarantula last week (!!)–we love you and can’t wait to celebrate with you in a few short days. I think the big 2-3 is going to be a great year.
From top: a mill in Italy, Christ of the Abyss in Italy, City Hall subway station in NYC, a house in the Namibian Desert, a gym in Detroit, a nightclub in Germany, a sunken yacht in Antarctica
Ever feel like the littlest fish in a giant pond? Sometimes I get wrapped up in what’s happening with my life and if I’ll ever make a difference–a lot of “me, me, me” talk. But then I come across pictures like these and get reminded that there’s a great big world out there. I was imagining the story behind each photo–the people that worked in the mill or the kids that played basketball in the gym–and feeling sad about how desolate these places looked. Things get forgotten about. Sometimes, they don’t make it. Sometimes they become part of a bigger plan. And that’s fine.
I am the worst when it comes to worrying about the future and the outcome of things, but these served as a reminder to just enjoy the moments I’m in and remember that sometimes, it’s okay to let things fade away and become a part of something a little bit bigger than I am. And, at the very least, they make a nice five minute distraction from work :)
*Lucy’s photo finish will be running on Monday. Stay tuned for it!
My first job ever (besides babysitting) was working at a local toy shop in our town. I got lucky with this one, as it was pretty much the best job ever. It was only a small store, and we had absolutely no video games at all… the only electronic things we had were the moving robots and cars. It was fabulous!
Time was spent restocking, setting up displays, helping people pick out toys and best of all, we gift wrapped everything for free. I think this is probably where my paper obsession began.
Even around Christmas, we wrapped literally everything for free. Life-size T-Rex dinosaurs? No problem. Sometimes we had to get seriously inventive in how we wrapped. Also the owner of the store really loved wrapping, always stocking top quality paper and string.
Ever since then, I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but wrapping presents is totally my favorite part of Christmas. I spend way too much money on packaging and try to be inventive as possible with the extras. My favorite is putting sweet little ornaments or baubles tied on the package with string. Like how cute is the kraft wrapping paper with pine above?
Pinterest is just feeding my obsession with this (am I the only one?!) and I wanted to share a few ideas if you were looking to add a little punch to your presents.
DIY gold bunting stamp wrapping paper
Simple white boxes with red satin ribbons
The perfect Rifle Paper Co. gift tags
Vinyl gold printable (free!!) gift tags from Lines Across
Also, this is the time of year to go wild with washi tape. One of my favorite places to order this stupidly overpriced (but I love it so what can you do) tape is from the Etsy shop, PrettyTape.
Looking for a little more inspiration? See ideas for holiday wrapping, cocktails, delicious food and gifts on our Pinterest board.